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Airbus A340

Airbus A340-311 PZ-TCP Surinam Airways

The Airbus A340 is a long-range, four-engine, wide-body commercial passenger jet airliner developed and produced by Airbus. Airbus manufactured the A340 in four fuselage lengths.

  • Role: Wide-body, jet airliner
  • National origin: European Multi-national
  • Manufacturer: EADS/Airbus
  • Production line: Toulouse, France
  • First flight: 25 October 1991
  • Introduction: 15 March 1993 with Lufthansa
  • Status: In service
  • Produced: 1991–2011
  • Number built: 377

Airbus A340-200

  • First Flight: 1 April 1992 c/n 004
  • First Delivery: 29 January 1993 to Lufthansa

Specifications A340-200

General characteristics

  • Minimum cockpit crew: Two
  • Capacity maximum: 375/420
  • Length: 60.30 metres (197 ft 10 in)
  • Wingspan: 60.3 m (197 ft 10 in)
  • Tail height: 16.70 metres (54 ft 9 in)
  • Cabin width: 5.28 metres (17 ft 4 in)
  • Fuselage width: 5.64 metres (18 ft 6 in)
  • Cargo volume: 162.8 cubic metres (5,750 cu ft)
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 275,000 kilograms (606,000 lb)
  • Operating empty weight (typical): 129,000 kilograms (284,000 lb)
  • Engines (×4): General Electric CFM56-5C, thrust 139–151 kilonewtons (31,000–34,000 lbf)

Performance

  • Service ceiling: 12,500 metres (41,000 ft)
  • Cruising speed: Mach 0.82 (871 km/h/537 mph at 11,000 m/36,000 ft)
  • Maximum speed: Mach 0.86 (913 km/h/563 mph at 11,000 m/36,000 ft)
  • Range fully loaded: 8,000 nautical miles (15,000 km; 9,200 mi)

Airbus A340-300

Airbus A340-313 B-18807 China Airlines

  • First Flight: 25 October 1991 F-WWAI c/n 001
  • First Delivery: March 1993 to Lufthansa and Air France

Specifications A340-300

General characteristics

  • Minimum cockpit crew: Two
  • Capacity maximum: 375/440
  • Length: 63.60 metres (208 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 60.3 m (197 ft 10 in)
  • Tail height: 16.85 metres (55 ft 3 in)
  • Cabin width: 5.28 metres (17 ft 4 in)
  • Fuselage width: 5.64 metres (18 ft 6 in)
  • Cargo volume: 162.8 cubic metres (5,750 cu ft)
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 276,500 kilograms (609,600 lb)
  • Operating empty weight (typical): 130,200 kilograms (287,000 lb)
  • Engines (×4): General Electric CFM56-5C, thrust 139–151 kilonewtons (31,000–34,000 lbf)

Performance

  • Service ceiling: 12,500 metres (41,000 ft)
  • Cruising speed: Mach 0.82 (871 km/h/537 mph at 11,000 m/36,000 ft)
  • Maximum speed: Mach 0.86 (913 km/h/563 mph at 11,000 m/36,000 ft)
  • Range fully loaded: 7,400 nautical miles (13,700 km; 8,500 mi)

Airbus A340-500

  • First Flight: 11 February 2002 c/n 394
  • First Delivery: 23 October 2003 to Emirates

Specifications A340-500

General characteristics

  • Minimum cockpit crew: Two
  • Capacity maximum: 375 (1-class, maximum)
  • Length: 67.90 metres (222 ft 9 in)
  • Wingspan: 63.45 metres (208 ft 2 in)
  • Tail height: 17.10 metres (56 ft 1 in)
  • Cabin width: 5.28 metres (17 ft 4 in)
  • Fuselage width: 5.64 metres (18 ft 6 in)
  • Cargo volume: 153.9 cubic metres (5,430 cu ft)
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 380,000 kilograms (840,000 lb)
  • Operating empty weight (typical): 174,800 kilograms (385,400 lb)
  • Engines (×4): Rolls-Royce Trent 500, thrust 248–260 kilonewtons (56,000–58,000 lbf)

Performance

  • Service ceiling: 12,500 metres (41,000 ft)
  • Cruising speed: Mach 0.83 (881 km/h/543 mph at 11,000 m/36,000 ft)
  • Maximum speed: Mach 0.86 (913 km/h/563 mph at 11,000 m/36,000 ft)
  • Range fully loaded: 9,000 nautical miles (17,000 km; 10,000 mi)

Airbus A340-600

  • First Flight: 23 April 2001 F-WWTA c/n 360
  • First Delivery: August 2002 to Virgin Atlantic

Specifications A340-600

General characteristics

  • Minimum cockpit crew: Two
  • Capacity maximum: 440 (1-class, maximum)
  • Length: 75.30 metres (247 ft 1 in)
  • Wingspan: 63.45 metres (208 ft 2 in)
  • Tail height: 17.30 metres (56 ft 9 in)
  • Cabin width: 5.28 metres (17 ft 4 in)
  • Fuselage width: 5.64 metres (18 ft 6 in)
  • Cargo volume: 207.6 cubic metres (7,330 cu ft)
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 380,000 kilograms (840,000 lb)
  • Operating empty weight (typical): 174,800 kilograms (385,400 lb)
  • Engines (×4): Rolls-Royce Trent 500, thrust 260–275 kilonewtons (58,000–62,000 lbf)

Performance

  • Service ceiling: 12,500 metres (41,000 ft)
  • Cruising speed: Mach 0.83 (881 km/h/543 mph at 11,000 m/36,000 ft)
  • Maximum speed: Mach 0.86 (913 km/h/563 mph at 11,000 m/36,000 ft)
  • Range fully loaded: 7,900 nautical miles (14,600 km; 9,100 mi)